What are Cause Related organizations doing to promote and serve Hispanics in San Diego?
Join us on February 13th to find out! Speaker Bennett Peji has a great conversation planned!
Bennett Peji is Vice President at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. He directs the local economic development program as well as the place-making, branding, marketing, and community affairs work. He is also an international brand consultant, designer and frequent speaker on community-centered design.
Most recently, Peji co-founded the first city-funded, diversity-focused business entrepreneurship center and accelerator in San Diego. He mentions it in his recent 2017 TED talk, which can be seen at TEDxBP.com. His first TED talk in 2014 discussed branding at CivicBranding.com. Peji serves on the boards of California Humanities (a statewide commission), Tijuana Innovadora, the UDA Foundation, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Appointed by the Mayor, he served as a Commissioner of Arts & Culture for the City of San Diego from 2003-2012. He also served as President of the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Asian Business Association. He has received industry lifetime achievement awards from AIGA San Diego and SDX and served on the national board of AIGA, based in New York, with 70 chapters in the USA (https://www.aiga.org/
He is currently included in the New Americans Museum exhibit “Our Immigrant Story” seen at SD Innovates.com!